Expungement

JUVENILE CASES - Pursuant to statute, with the exceptions as prescribed in  K.S.A. 38-2312, juvenile records, including adjudications, immediate interventions/diversions and uncharged police records, may be eligible for expungement. A record that has been "expunged" means that to most persons or agencies outside the court system, it can be treated as if it never occurred. If the matter does not meet the threshold for expungement as set out in the Statute, you can choose to set the matter for hearing before the Court. All juvenile expungement petitions will be filed with the Clerk of the District Court, as described below.   Our office will notify you if your petition needs to be set for hearing.  You may wish to consult an attorney. 

ADULT CRIMINAL CASES - A criminal record that has been "expunged" means that to most persons or agencies outside the court system, it can be treated as if it never occurred. Depending on the type of offense, there is a 3, 5, or 10 year wait after a probation, diversion, or sentence is completed.

If interested, you should contact your attorney or our office at 715-3000.

Step 1

Download, print and complete the appropriate Petition For Expungement form:

Petition for juvenile case click here

Petition for adult case which was dismissed, petitioner was found not guilty, or no-charged click here

Petition for adult case where petitioner was convicted or granted diversion click here

Step 2

By recent order of the Kansas Supreme Court, the docket fee for an expungement is $195. This fee will apply for each case record for which you are seeking expungement. There is no filing fee for adult cases that were dismissed or that had a not guilty disposition. However, the $195 filing fee applies to each juvenile case, regardless of the disposition. Please make your money order payable to the CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT.

Step 3

For juvenile expungements, deliver your expungement petition and money order to the Clerk of the District Court, (2nd floor of the Courthouse), or mail it to:  Clerk of the District Court, 100 N. Kansas Avenue, Olathe, KS  66061.   Our office will be notified that your petition has been filed, and we will  begin processes to determine whether a hearing is required.  You will be notified if a hearing is necessary pursuant to statute.

For adult expungements, deliver your expungement petition and money order to the Clerk of the District Court (2nd floor of the Courthouse), or mail it to: Clerk of the District Court, 100 N. Kansas Ave. Olathe, KS 66061.

Step 4

Processing, which includes a check for further violations of the law, will take approximately 8 to 12 weeks. If the petition is accepted, an order for expungement will be mailed to you. If the petition is denied, you will be notified; you may then choose to consult an attorney or contact the Court and set the case for a hearing.

 

Important Notes:

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